Crash Closes Avon Mountain For Most of Wednesday

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A crash closed Avon Mountain on Wednesday and forced drivers to detour for hours and hours.

The crash happened late Tuesday night and it brought a pole and wires down.

According to police, a vehicle going eastbound took out the pole and wires and a vehicle going westbound ran into the low hanging wires.

Route 44 was closed from Deercliff Road to Wright Drive in both directions. Drivers are urged to expect delays in the area.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted to Waterville Road and westbound traffic from West Hartford is being diverted to Deercliff Road, police said.

Police originally said they hoped to have Route 44 reopened by 4 p.m., but later said it would be Wednesday night before Avon Mountain would reopen.

No serious injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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